Dec 13, 2012

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3 Reasons Why GoPros Should GoAway

3 Reasons Why GoPros Should GoAway

There’s a commercial that recently has been playing before movies in theaters. You may have seen it – tanned surfers shredding gnarly waves, mountaineering badasses braving the elements at the tops of the world, kayakers careering

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Dec 11, 2012

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The Local’s Guide to Doing “A Season”

The Local’s Guide to Doing “A Season”

So you’ve quit your job, hopefully saved up a bit of money, and made the commitment to make skiing or snowboarding your priority for an entire winter.  Gold star, champ – you’ve crossed over to the other side.  You are escaping the rat race, if only for a few months, to “do a season”.

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Dec 7, 2012

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A Friendly Reminder for Stoners in Colorado and Washington

A Friendly Reminder for Stoners in Colorado and Washington

During the November 2012 election, voters in two U.S. states – Colorado and Washington – approved legislation that effectively overturned regulations concerning the usage and possession of marijuana. Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington’s Initiative 502 both allow any resident 21 years or older to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana from a designated pot dispensary

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Dec 7, 2012

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7 Best Combined Sports

7 Best Combined Sports

The age of exploration has ended.  Beardy men in wool knickers no longer have new corners of the globe to “discover.”  We are officially running out of new things to do outside.  But this is America dammit, and we refuse to let go of our pioneering spirit.

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Dec 6, 2012

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10 Ways to Use a Swiss Army Knife

10 Ways to Use a Swiss Army Knife

The only thing I have ever used my Swiss Army knife for is to open bottles of alcohol. Occasionally I get crazy and slice fruitwhile on the trail and one time I did use the tweezers to remove cactus spines from my hands and face. And by “I,” I mean my mom because I was five and I hugged a cactus. Whatever, no big deal. Happens all the time. Not the point of the story.

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Dec 3, 2012

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The Dirtbag Gourmand: 5 Cheap Meals to Make on the Road

The Dirtbag Gourmand: 5 Cheap Meals to Make on the Road

A tip to all the epicures out there: Never develop a passion for outdoor adventure. Exploring the wild will charge your life with cosmic meaning, you’ll lose lots of weight and meet lots of cool people – but it’ll hamstring your quest for gustatory pleasure. There’s no fresh baked bread or foie gras in the wilderness. If you can’t learn to live with eating oatmeal and peanut butter everyday, you would be wise to stick to the city.

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